Portsmouth Community Survey

This survey is meant for Portsmouth residents to gauge satisfaction with Community services in Portsmouth and the sense of community in Portsmouth down to the neighborhood level. What suggestions do you have for making Portsmouth a better place to live?

* 1. Are you a Portsmouth resident?

* 2. How often do you attend public or civic events in Portsmouth?

* 3. How often have you attended the following public/civic events in Portsmouth?

  Very often Somewhat often Not often Never
Town Council Meeting or Workshop
Planning, Zoning, or Design Review Board Meeting
Town Committee Meeting
School Sports Event
School theater/musical event
Other School Event
Library-sponsored event
Common Fence Point Music Event
Patriots Park event
Portsmouth Historical Society Event
Portsmouth Art Guild Event
Portsmouth Community Theater Event
Church sponsored Event

* 4. What types of public events would you attend if they were held in Portsmouth?

* 5. Do you view Town Council meetings on Cox public access channel 18 or on the internet at http://www.portsmouthrecord.com/ ?

* 6. Do you follow the "live blogging" of Town Council Meetings on Portsmouth Patch?

* 7. How frequently do you visit the Portsmouth Town website for Town information?

* 8. How often do you visit public parks or beaches in Portsmouth?

* 9. How often have you visited the following public places in Portsmouth?

  Very often Somewhat often Not often Never
Sandy Point Beach
Other local beaches
Patriots Park
Glen Park
Glen Manor
Brown House
Weaver’s Cove Boat Ramp
Blue Trail (Kayak) Sites
Aquidneck Greenway Trails
Portsmouth Historical Society
Portsmouth Free Public Library
Melville Park (public trails)
Melville RV Park
Salt Marsh Trail
Wind Turbine and Information Kiosk
War Memorial at Town Hall
Bristol Ferry Town Common
Founders Brook Park
Prudence Island

* 10. Are you satisfied with the condition of parks and public areas in Portsmouth?

* 11. How often do you visit the Portsmouth Free Public Library?

* 12. Why do you visit the library? (Check all that apply)

* 13. Are you satisfied with the services provided by the Portsmouth Free Public Library?

* 14. What neighborhood or local area of Portsmouth do you live in?

* 15. How many of your neighbors do you know?

* 16. How safe do you feel in your neigborhood?

* 17. How well are the streets in your neigborhood maintained?

* 18. How clean is your neighborhood?

* 19. How strong is the sense of community in your neighborhood?

* 20. How proud are you to live in this neighborhood?

* 21. What do you like most about this neighborhood?

* 22. What do you like least about this neighborhood?

* 23. How often do you participate in activities in your neighborhood?

* 24. If you do not participate in activities in this neighborhood, why not?

* 25. What types of activities would you participate in if they were available in this neighborhood?

* 26. Overall, are you satisfied with your experience living in Portsmouth?

* 27. What changes would most improve Portsmouth?